City, University of London

City, University of London

Broadcast Journalism

Broadcast Journalism: offers practical training in radio and television. Newswriting, television and radio journalism are taught through lectures, workshops and broadcast simulation. The Broadcast Journalism course prepares you for a first job in radio or television journalism and is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). As a Broadcast Journalism masters student you will be given practical training in radio and television news You will gain practical skills in our state-of-the-art digital television studio, digital editing suites, radio studios, and broadcast newsrooms.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class Honours degree in any appropriate subject. Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration may also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism. Students whose first language is not English are advised to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is designed specifically for students from outside the UK. Applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of TV and/or radio news and current affairs. We expect a high standard of general knowledge relating to politics, international news, sport and entertainment. You should also have work experience in a local radio station or similar. As well as new graduates, we also welcome applications from mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism.

Course modules

Core modules:
Ethics, Rules & Standards (30 credits);
Final Project (30 credits);
Newsgathering for TV and Radio (30 credits);
Newsdays Production (30 credits);
Studio Production for TV or Radio (15 credits);
UK Media Law (15 credits);
Political Headlines (15 credits).

Elective modules:
Journalism Innovation (15 credits);
Social & Digital Journalism (15 credits).

Assessment methods

All MA Journalism courses at City are practical, hands-on courses designed for people that want to become journalists. As a result, much of your coursework will be journalistic assignments that you produce to deadline, as you would in a real news organisation.

Sponsorship information

Small number of bursaries awarded by media organisations and advertised by them; funding may be available from the Arts and Humanities Research Board.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,875 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,875 per Whole course (Scotland) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,875 per Whole course (Wales) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,875 per Whole course (England) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Whole course (International) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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